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Kattika

, m. [cf. sa. Kārttika], name of a month; the
eighth month of the year
(=October-November; GEIGER:
Culture § 72: 78; cf. Mhv-ṭrsl. n. on 112) according to
the
Caitrādi computation; Citto ... Assayujo ~o Mā-
gasiro, Sadd 583,18; Abh 75; Bhes 1:120 (= hilmāsa,
Bhes-sn); Mogg-v ad Mogg IV 13; the three seasons
start after the end of
Kattika: caturo caturo māsā —
kāḷapakkhato kamā hemantagimhānavassānā utu-
yo, Abh 78; ~ and Assayuja constitute autumn (cf.
It-a I 90,7 foll. under °-māsa) according to the system of
six seasons; in the monastic calendar either month marks
the end of
vassâvāsa ("rains-residence"), which may
last four
(cātumāsī) or three months (temāsī; cf. Mp II
97,25 foll.), and may start the day after the full moon of
Āsāḷha, q.v. (purimikā) or one month later (pacchi-
mikā; cf. Härtel, Karmavācanā, 1956: § 87); Assayu-
ja and Kattika may be named paṭhama-° or pubba-°,
and pacchima-°, respectively (s.v. °-puṇṇamā); Katti-
kâssayujā māsā pacchimapubbakattikā, Abh 76 (see
ifc.
pacchima-°, paṭhama-°, pubba-°; only in ct.s and
later texts
); only the cpd.s °-cātum(m)āsinī, °-cātum-
(m)āsipuṇṇamā, °-temāsipuṇṇamā occur in the Vi-
naya); in the month of Kattika both the pavāraṇā and
kaṭhina (q.v) are performed; v. Vin.-Texts ad Nissag-
giya XXIV, XXVIII, XXIX: ~e yeva māsasmiṁ paṭha-
māya pavārito, Vin-vn 872; tato ca ~o puṇṇo, puṇ-
ṇamāsī (so read with Ce; Ee -i) upaṭṭhitā, navaṁ dus-
sa-yugaṁ gayha Ariṭṭhassôpanāmayiṁ (so read with
Ce; Ee
-i), Nett 143,5*; dine pāṭipadakkhāte ~e puṇ-
ṇamāsiyā, ṭhapitan tu vikkapetvā vassasāṭikacīva-
raṁ (cf. Niss. XXIV) āpajjati hi hemante nivāseti ca
taṁ sace, puṇṇamādivasasmiṁ hi ~assa tu pacchi-
me, Utt-vn 493 foll.; — (thero Moggaliputto) pesesi
~e māse te te there tahiṁ tahiṁ, Mhv XII 2 (at the
end of the third council
); — yaṁ sama puppharattena
~aṁ nânubhossati, Ja I 500,19* (= Kattikarattivāraṁ,
500,26'); —gramm. lit.: Kattikâdīhi niyutto māso ~o,
Kacc-v ad Kacc 354; — ifc. pacchima-° (Abh 76); pa-
ṭhama-
° (Sp 103,19); pubba-° (Sp 96,6).